Hey there! I’m Beth Siegel, an intern for the local boutique Smak Parlour. Being a Philly girl myself, I love that I get to work with some amazing women who have lived here, gone to school here, and now have the opportunity to run their own business here!
I’m currently a rising senior at Philadelphia University with a major in fashion merchandising and a minor in psychology. Like Smak Parlour, my school is an incredibly stimulating environment to be in. I knew it was right for me freshman year when I went to my first 8am class and didn’t see a single classmate sporting sweatpants (I couldn’t have been more proud!). PhillyU was also the school that hooked me up with my internship here at Smak.
1. What are three words that describe your personal style?
I’d say edgy, effortless, and oversized are good words that summarize my style.
2. What is your “go-to” accessory?
Definitely necklaces. Whether it’s bold statement necklaces or more simple pieces, I always always always layer a bunch of them.
3. When you go to your closet, what most influences how you dress?
Comfort is key, but that doesn’t mean being sloppy! Maxi dresses and midi skirts keep my covered (no worries on a windy day!) but still look put together and cute. Oversized sweaters and graphic tees are fun and cute, especially when the front is tucked into a pair of my favorite worn in skinnies. Boots are a must, always. I prefer ones with a small, chunky heel to dress up the look a bit and give me some height.
4. What does your dream closet consist of?
Every time I come to work at Smak, I lust over all the edgy pieces. I prefer high quality clothing, a muted color pallet, and funky badass pieces. In my dream closet (which in a walk-in, of course), I’d have classic leather jackets, super soft basics, cool graphics, and lots of skinny jeans and midi dresses.
Ever since day one here, I’ve felt overwhelming support and been offered endless opportunities. I’ve been able to help customers, style multiple looks, and have been a part in planning out and constructing displays. I couldn’t be happier interning for Smak!